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Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor - White Paper on International Development, 2000, 106 p.

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Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for International Development

by Command of Her Majesty December 2000

Cm 5006

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Table of Contents

Foreword by the Prime Minister

Foreword by the Secretary of State for International Development

Key Policy Commitments

Chapter 1: The Challenge of Globalisation

Reaffirming the International Development Targets
A second White Paper
The opportunities and risks of globalisation
Making globalisation work for the poor

Chapter 2: Promoting Effective Governments and Efficient Markets

Supporting effective government
Combating corruption
Effective government requires respect for human rights
Conflict prevents development and increases poverty
Making markets work for the poor

Chapter 3: Investing in People, Sharing Skills and Knowledge

Promoting better health for poor people
Spreading educational opportunity
Bridging the digital divide
Re-thinking the mobility of people
Encouraging pro-poor research
Intellectual property regimes and developing countries

Chapter 4: Harnessing Private Finance

The pattern of capital flows
Supporting sound domestic policies
Strengthening the international financial system
International co-operation on investment, competition and tax
Promoting corporate social responsibility
Encouraging private investment into developing countries

Chapter 5: Capturing Gains from Trade

Using trade to reduce poverty
Realising export potential
Creating a fairer international trading system and reforming the WTO
Promoting a pro-development EU policy on trade
Helping poor people to trade
Making trade and non-trade standards serve development

Chapter 6: Tackling Global Environmental Problems

Meeting our own responsibilities
Integrating environmental sustainability into development planning
Working with the private sector
International co-operation on the environment

Chapter 7: Using Development Assistance More Effectively

Focusing development assistance on poverty reduction
Debt relief for poverty reduction
Nationally owned poverty reduction strategies
Improving the way development agencies deliver assistance
Untying aid and promoting local procurement
Driving forward reform of European Community assistance
Reforming the World Bank and the Regional Development Banks
A more effective development role for the United Nations

Chapter 8: Strengthening the International System

Reforming international institutions
A more effective voice for poor countries and people
Enlisting the G8, the OECD and the Commonwealth
Measuring progress
Strengthening the international response to conflict
Mobilising civil society
Making globalisation work for the poor

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Background Research Papers

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